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Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway Tickets

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez, and Sondheim.
Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway Tickets
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About Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway

See worldwide stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe, Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez, and two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff in the classic Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway. Get Merrily We Roll Along tickets on TodayTix.

To have Radcliffe, Groff, and Mendez on the same stage is a once-in-a-lifetime event. With these three beloved stars taking on one of Sondheim’s most unique scores, Merrily We Roll Along, which first went up off Broadway in fall 2022, was one of the buzziest productions of the season, and promises to be the same in fall 2023 on Broadway.

Step into a bygone heyday of the 20th-century entertainment industry, when three friends’ 20-year relationship falls apart as their careers finally come together. See why Merrily We Roll Along has won over countless audiences with a timeless story about growing up, messing up, and the people and dreams we sacrifice in the name of success.

Don’t miss your chance to see this rarely revived gem. Get tickets to this musical for the ages on TodayTix now.

Run time

2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission)

Start date

December 7th, 2023

End date

July 7th, 2024

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Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing
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Finally version of merrily worthy of sond's genius, Tells story youthful dreams that are dashed
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Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing
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Great acting, Dated, Entertaining
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Production note
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Stars on stage

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff

Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway cast and creative team

By: George Furth, adapted from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Songs by: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Maria Friedman
Choreography: Tim Jackson
Cast list: Daniel Radcliffe (as Charley Kringas), Jonathan Groff (as Franklin Shepard), Lindsay Mendez (as Mary Flynn), Krystal Joy Brown (as Gussie Carnegie), Katie Rose Clarke (as Beth), Reg Rogers (as Joe Josephson)
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Costumes: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Sound: Kai Harada
Other info: Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, music supervision by Catherine Jayes, music direction by Joel Fram, associate music supervision by Alvin Hough, Jr., music coordination by Kristy Norter

Venue

Hudson Theatre

139-141 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

ADA seating, elevator access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices

More information about Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway

Merrily We Roll Along is a musical that takes place over the course of 20 years — but in reverse. Audiences meet Frank Shepard (Groff) in the height of his career as a Hollywood movie producer — a far cry from the passionate Broadway composer he once was.

Long gone are his ties to his lyricist collaborator, Charley Kringas (Radcliffe), who just won a Pulitzer for his latest play. And hanging by a thread is his friendship with Mary Flynn (Mendez), another old pal saddened by the fact that Frank sold out on the road to commercial success.

As we go back in time with each scene, it’s revealed that this torn-apart trio was once inseparable before Frank sacrificed his dreams, his integrity, and his friendships for fame.

This revival of Merrily We Roll Along off Broadway is the latest of many productions in New York and beyond. Merrily We Roll Along began as a 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Judy Prince, wife of iconic Broadway director/producer Hal Prince, had the idea to turn that show into a musical. With Hal Prince as director, Sondheim teamed up with George Furth, with whom he also wrote Company, to give Merrily the musical treatment in 1981. Its Broadway premiere was short-lived, but the show has only grown in popularity since that production flopped, and Merrily has become a musical theatre classic.

The show has been streamlined multiple times for its revivals, with Sondheim himself even contributing some new songs. The most notable of these was a 1985 production in San Diego and a 1994 Off-Broadway production. The most recent Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along was in 2019 with Roundabout Theatre Company and Fiasco Theater, which also produced Sondheim's Into the Woods in 2015.

Daniel Radcliffe's career spans stage and screen — since playing Harry Potter, he's appeared in movies like Kill Your Darlings, Swiss Army Man, and Now You See Me 2, and in popular Broadway shows like The Lifespan of a Fact and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Groff is known for originating the roles of Melchior in Spring Awakening and King George III in Hamilton, earning Tony nominations for both. Lindsay Mendez's Tony-winning role as Carrie Pipperidge in the 2018 Carousel revival is perhaps her most recognizable, but she's also starred in shows like Grease, Wicked, and Godspell on Broadway.

What to watch for

  • The Merrily We Roll Along plot goes in reverse chronological order, and so does the music. The reprises of certain songs appear before their originals in the show, and one song, "Who Wants to Live in New York?", is a "first draft" of an earlier song, "Good Thing Going."
  • The original Broadway production featured a cast made up entirely of emerging young performers. They included a young Jason Alexander, Tonya Pinkins, and Lonny Price!
  • Merrily We Roll Along has often attracted celebrity cast members: Victor Garber starred in the 1994 production, Lin-Manuel in a 2012 NYC concert, and Wayne Brady in a 2016 Beverly Hills production, to name just a few.
  • Merrily We Roll Along joins Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company, and Assassins in the ranks of recent Sondheim musical revivals in New York.
  • Merrily We Roll Along is getting the film treatment, but we'll have to wait a while. The film, starring Paul Mescal, Beanie Feldstein, and Ben Platt, is being filmed in real time over the course of 20 years.

Frequently asked questions

What is Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway about?

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez share the stage for a limited time only in the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical. The disintegration of a trio's 20-year friendship is told in reverse with timeless, poignant songs.

Which theatre is Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway at?

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway is at New York's Hudson Theatre.

What is the running time of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway runs for 2h 30m (incl. 15m intermission).

How do you get tickets for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway tickets start at $72.

Who wrote Merrily We Roll Along?

George Furth wrote the book for Merrily We Roll Along, and Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics. Their musical is based on a 1934 play of the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

Which songs are in Merrily We Roll Along?

Some of the most famous Merrily We Roll Along songs are "Good Thing Going," "Not a Day Goes By," "Like It Was," "Franklin Shepard, Inc.," and the title song. The current version of the musical has 26 musical numbers; the original Broadway production had 21.

Is Merrily We Roll Along appropriate for kids?

Merrily We Roll Along is recommended for ages 10 and up. The show includes some strong language and mild references to sex, alcoholism, and adultery.

When has Daniel Radcliffe been on Broadway?

Daniel Radcliffe has appeared on Broadway four times before. He made his 2008 debut in Equus and returned for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011), The Cripple of Inishmaan (2014), and The Lifespan of a Fact (2018).

How long is Merrily We Roll Along playing on Broadway?

Merrily We Roll Along plays a limited engagement through March 24, 2024 at the Hudson Theatre.

Who is in the cast of Merrily We Roll Along?

Merrily We Roll Along stars Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Frank Shepard, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn. They all reprise their roles from the 2022 Off-Broadway production of the show.

Who directed Merrily We Roll Along?

Maria Friedman directs Merrily We Roll Along. She first directed the show in London in 2012 to critical acclaim, and her production is essentially the same one now playing in New York.

Is Merrily We Roll Along good?

Merrily We Roll Along has gone from an early flop to a beloved classic thanks to Sondheim's score, Maria Friedman's revelatory staging, and an A-list cast. Merrily We Roll Along has a good thing going now, earning critical and audience acclaim.

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